In geology, a rock is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock.

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  1. The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust.
  2. A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water.
  3. A boulder or large stone; or a smaller stone; a pebble.
  4. A large hill or island having no vegetation.
  5. Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another.
  6. Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals.
  7. A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond.
  8. A lump or cube of ice.
  9. A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.
  10. A crystallized lump of crack cocaine.
  11. An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes.
  12. An Afrikaner.
  13. An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.
  14. A basketball .
  15. A fish, the striped bass.
  16. A fish, the huss or rock salmon.
    We ordered rock and chips to take away.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An act of rocking.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. distaff
  2. The flax or wool on a distaff.

Noun (etymology 5)

  1. (mythical bird)


  1. To move gently back and forth.
  2. To cause to shake or sway violently.
  3. To sway or tilt violently back and forth.
  4. To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker.
  5. To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively).

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.
    Let’s rock!
  2. To be very favourable or skilful; to excel.
    Chocolate rocks.
  3. to thrill or excite, especially with rock music
    Let's rock this joint!
  4. to do something with excitement yet skillfully
    I need to rock a piss.
  5. To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style).

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